Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Website and reviewing our privacy
policy. This policy explains how we handle information about your visit(s) to
our site, how we protect your privacy and anonymity, and how this site is
linked to other sites associated with Alcoholics Anonymous.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 12, 2023.

1. Introduction

This privacy policy is applicable to this Website (the “Site”), which is provided and operated by Area 59 District 47 A.A. (“District 47” or “we”).


Access to the Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein (collectively, the
“Privacy Policy”). In addition, particular features, applications and activities
offered as part of the Site may also be subject to additional privacy terms
specified in connection with such features, applications and activities, all of
which are incorporated herein by reference.


Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected
via the Site. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us by any
other means or to Websites maintained by other companies.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, District 47’s Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) for the District 47 Site. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the definitions in District 47’s Terms and Conditions.

District 47 may modify, add, or delete portions of this Privacy Policy at any
time by posting the changes on this page. Your continued use of the Site after
any such changes have been made means you agree to such changes. If District 47
makes any material changes to the Privacy Policy, it will indicate, at the top
of this page, the date the Privacy Policy was last revised.

2. Personal Information

In connection with your use of the Site or particular features or components
thereof, you may be required to provide, and we may collect, information that
can identify you personally or that can be used with other sources of
information to identify you (“Personal Information”). For example, if you
contact via the Site, you will be asked to enter your name, email address, phone
number. You may also provide Personal Information when you request service or
other assistance, sign up to receive emails or other communications for us, or
otherwise communicate with us via the Site.

Access to software applications that are owned and operated by third parties
(“Third-Party Applications”) may require you to provide access to your Personal
Information to the providers of such Third-Party Applications. In such cases,
you will be informed about this either during the registration process, in the
terms of use of the Third-Party Application, or in a similar manner. The
Third-Party Application provider’s use of your personal information is governed
by that third party’s privacy policy. Please note that if you choose to remove a
Third-Party Application from your District 47 account, this does not necessarily
mean that the relevant third party provider will delete Personal Information
about you that they have previously received. Please visit the privacy policy of
the relevant third party to make sure that you understand how they may use the
Personal Information you provide to them. If you do not want such use of your
Personal Information, you should not register for or use the applicable
Third-Party Application.

3. Anonymous Information

When you use the Site, District 47 may also collect certain information that
does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). For example,
District 47 may collect information about your computer, mobile device, or other
device that you use to access the Site (which may include, for example, IP
address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type,
browser language, and other transactional information) and about your use of our
Website (which may include, for example, a reading history of the pages you

4. Use of Cookies

Like many Websites, District 47 may use “cookies,” which are files stored on
your computer’s hard drive that help District 47 identify account holders and
optimize their Website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically
but allow you to disable them. District 47 recommends that you leave cookies
enabled so it can offer you a better Website experience. District 47 will not
drop cookies or other tracking devices that are persistent and/or cannot be
erased on an end user’s hard drive.

You may occasionally receive cookies from Third-Party Applications. District
47 does not control these cookies, and these cookies fall outside the scope of
this Privacy Policy.

5. Our Use of Information

We use the information we obtain from or about you to help us operate the
Site and personalize and improve your experience with the Site and to make
certain features, service, activities or functionalities available to you. For
example, we may use information we collect (including Personal Information) to:

  • Provide you with information and/or services that you request;
  • Communicate with you to respond to your inquiries and send you
    information about features and enhancements of the Site;
  • Communicate with you about changes to our policies
  • Send you newsletters and other communications;
  • Optimize or improve our products, services and operations;
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our
    policies or be illegal;
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the
    Site and Site usage, including analysis of which content or images users
    click on or hover over and analysis of which email messages were opened or
    acted upon when District 47 sends HTML-formatted email messages (messages
    resembling Web pages that include graphics).

We may use and store information about you that we receive from other sources
to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and
to better customize your experience with the Site.

6. Disclosure of Information

We will only disclose your Personal Information collected via the Site to
other companies and individuals as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose Anonymous Information and any other information that is not
Personal Information to other companies and individuals in any manner that
District 47 deems appropriate or necessary.

Service Providers

District 47 occasionally has third-party contractors and agents that provide
services to District 47, website hosting, web analytics, and providing customer
service. These entities may have access to Personal Information in order to
perform their functions. We do not authorize them to use the information we
share with them for any other purpose.

Legally Compelled Disclosures

District 47 may disclose Personal Information to government authorities, and
to other third parties when compelled to do so under law (including under a
reasonable interpretation of the law), including, without limitation, in
response to court orders and subpoenas.

Emergency Situations

District 47 may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or
in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to
applicable law; (b) protect and defend its rights or property, the Site or its
Users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety
of District 47, its Users, and others.

Affiliated Entities

We may disclose Personal Information and other information collected from you
to our parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and investors.

Change of Ownership or Corporate Organization

We may change our ownership or corporate organization. We may transfer
Personal Information to another entity in connection with any change of
ownership, change of corporate organization or similar transaction, such as, for
example, a transfer an entity with which we have merged, that we have acquired
or that has acquired District 47 Under such circumstances District 47 would use
reasonable efforts to require the transferee to follow the practices described
in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

7. Security

We make commercially reasonable efforts to keep your Personal Information
secure. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of
your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive information is
transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology and then encrypted into
our gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with
special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information
confidential. No personal identifying information will be stored on our servers.

No transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely
secure, however. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of
District 47 to intercept or access transmissions or private communications
unlawfully, including in the case of your contacting District 47 by email or a
“contact us” or similar feature on the Site. Accordingly, though District 47 may
take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal
Information provided to the Site, due to the nature of the internet, District 47
cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the internet or
while stored on its system or otherwise in its care, will be absolutely safe
from intrusion by others, such as hackers. Any such transmission is done at your
own risk.

8. Children

This is not a Website directed to children under the age of 13, and District
47 does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children
under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not use this
Website, and under no circumstance should you provide personally identifiable
information to District 47

9. Local Law

The Site is published in the United States. We make every effort to protect
the personal identifiable information of all users of the Site. We attempt to
comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they
may apply to the District 47 services. If you are uncertain whether this privacy
policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located,
you should not submit your Personal Information to District 47

10. Notice to Users Outside of the United States

If you are located within the European Union, you should be aware that your
personal identifiable information will be transferred to the United States of
America, the laws of which may be deemed by the European Union to have
inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United
States of America and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby
consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy
policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that
information in, the United States of America.

11. Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy policy, please use the Website feedback form to contact us.